Friday 8th May 2015 - American Airlines launch their new daily service direct to New York JFK!

American Airlines Boeing 757-223 N186AN operates their brand new flight direct from Birmingham to New York JFK! The scheduled departure time is 9am and is to operate daily, however today it was slightly delayed...

The aircraft is seen here taxiing towards Runway 15 via Taxiway Alpha...

...Which then surprisingly failed to depart. The reason is currently unknown. N186AN then had to backtrack down the runway slowly and vacate via Taxiway Bravo in order to rejoin Taxiway Alpha once more...

...In the meantime Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDX departed outbound for Tenerife...

...Then not long after N186AN departed off Runway 15 outbound for JFK, a first for BHX plus double the photo opportunities for myself!

Air France Airbus A319-111 F-GRHT operated their morning flight to Paris CDG. This aircraft visited BHX for the first time on Thursday

Danish Air Transport MD-83 OY-RUE was a morning departure to Hannover

Flybe Embraer 175 G-FBJE was an arrival on Runway 15 from Dusseldorf

Canadair Challenger CL-600 N581TS taxied towards Runway 15 for departure

Thomson Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUIF operated the TOM796 flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica. This aircraft is the 6th Boeing 787 and is named "Neil" after the winner of the #787pics Instagram competition

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-EKR was a late morning arrival from Las Palmas

KLM Cityhopper Embraer 190 PH-EZX operated their service to Amsterdam. This aircraft is in special SkyTeam colours

Turkish Airlines Boeing 787-8F2 TC-JHL departed off Runway 15 operating their delayed service to Istanbul

VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLJ was an afternoon arrival operating their new flight from Waterford. An interesting landing as usual!

Eastern Airways Embraer 145 G-CHMR back tracked up Runway 15 departing to Newcastle. This aircraft is currently in plain white livery

Privilege Style Boeing 757-256 EC-ISY was operating for Monarch and was the ZB954 flight to Palma de Mallorca

KLM Boeing 737-7K2 PH-BGU operated their afternoon service to Amsterdam

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-OZBF was an arrival on Runway 15 from Faro

Lufthansa Airbus A321-231 D-AIDL was an upgraded aircraft of the day outbound for Frankfurt

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDC operated their delayed flight to Sharm El Sheikh

VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLJ positioned back to Waterford

Danish Air Transport MD-83 OY-RUE arrived back into Birmingham after departing to Hannover earlier this morning

Air France Airbus A320-214 F-GKXO operated their afternoon service to Paris CDG

The last spot of the day was the classic Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ENA lining up onto Runway 15 outbound for Dubai